CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)



Accreditation: IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course IHNA Future Skills WA
Course Code: CHC50113 Award Titles : CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CRICOS Code: 093191G
Course Duration: 24 Months
AQF Level: Level 5 - Diploma Course Delivery : Face-to-Face & Online (Blended)
Fees: Click here for more details Funding : DTWD funding & VTG funding available
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Why Should I Study Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?

Are you planning to become an early childhood educator? Our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Offers you the option to work within a childcare education industry, such as: early Learning centres, family day care etc.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) aims to educate students to be able to handle roles within an early childcare education setting, educated and nurture the creativity in children, caring for babies and toddlers, develop their cultural competencies, and preparing them to become confident, socially capable children.

The course will be offered in both classroom and blended learning modes which will include a combination of theory, simulation based training and assessment in a simulated children services lab environment and 240 hours of Professional Experience at placement venues (PEP).

After completing this course, graduates will be able to gain employment in the Early Childhood Education Industry in such settings as Child Care Centre’s, Kindergartens, Pre-school programs, After School programs, Family Day Care Centre’s, Play Groups and other community settings.


Course learning outcomes:

On completion of the course, the students will be able to:
• Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the Diploma of ECEC, and apply that knowledge in the early education sector.
• The ability to manage children, educate them, and contribute to their development and learning process.
• Understand the legal and ethical side of working in an early childhood education centre.
• Ensuring the health and safety of the children in the centre.
• Responding to emergency first aid situations at an education and care setting.
• The ability to nurture, develop and education the children's ability to deal with the outside world and become confident personalities.
• The ability to deal with families and to provide them with appropriate counselling about their children.
• Program plan and connect with national quality framework.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply".
 

Course Overview

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

RPL is about the skills and knowledge you've gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

•  Formal learning - which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates
•  Work Experience (Informal Learning) - occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society.
•  Life Experience (Non-formal learning) - you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest based courses, conferences).
•   A mix of the above.

This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course.

Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

How are my skills assessed?

We have developed an RPL Assessment Kit, to assess your skills, and experiences against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:

•  Perform tasks or jobs.
•  Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process).
•  Provide evidence of your work.
•  A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
•  The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.

Overseas qualifications

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

Applications for RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:

•  Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
•  Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
•  Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
•  Attach these documents with your application.
•  Submit the Application Form and documented evidences via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
•  There is an Evaluation Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.

Our RPL Fees for the Diploma of ECEC is: $6,100 + $200 (admission fee) = Total $6,300

The course will be offered in both classroom and blended learning modes which will include a combination of theory, simulation based training and assessment in a simulated children services lab environment and 240 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP).

The total structured duration of the course is 104 weeks including PEP. Completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies.

The course will be offered online (Blended Mode) and Face-to-Face

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has a total of 28 units; 23 core units and five elective units.

Core Units

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCECE002

Ensure the health and safety of children

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001

Develop cultural competence

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

CHCECE005

Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE021

Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE016

Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE017

Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

CHCECE018

Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE019

Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

CHCECE020

Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

CHCECE022

Promote children's agency

CHCECE023

Analyse information to inform learning

CHCECE024

Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development

CHCECE025

Embed sustainable practices in service operations

CHCECE026

Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

Elective Units

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCECE010

Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011

Provide experiences to support children's play and learning

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCECE012

Support children to connect with their world

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course. IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

•  Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
•  Applicants must have successfully completed Year 12 of secondary school or equivalent, or be of mature age.
•  Applicants are required to have successfully completed BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) Exit Level 3

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
Satisfactory police clearance certificate, vaccination report and working with children check are essential for practical placement.
It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are clinical practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the hospital and community health settings. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Additional skills and abilities are needed to perform patient/ resident care in the clinical settings to pass the course objectives and requirements.

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a patient, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of patients and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfill these requirements then please declare in your course application, special needs section.

The total tuition cost for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is AUD $10,500.00 for domestic students.

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.
Other funding options are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

VET Students Loan

From January 1st 2017, the VET FEE-HELP scheme of the Australian Government has been replaced by VET Student Loans. To minimise disruption to existing students, a phased approach is being taken to transition from VET FEE-HELP to the new VET Student Loans program, whereby students wishing to continue their studies under the existing VET FEE-HELP arrangements will need to opt-in. To know more, please visit www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans/vet-fee-help-opt-in.

The VET Student Loans is a loan program that helps eligible students enrolled in higher level vocational education and training courses at approved course providers pay their tuition fees. Access to a VET Student Loan is approved by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Eligibility

To get a VET Student Loan, you must be an eligible student who is studying an approved course with an approved course provider. You must apply to the government using the approved form, and must confirm your engagement and progression to continue to access the loan throughout your course.

Further details of eligibility are given below:

• You are an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
• You have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.
• You are enrolled with an approved course provider in an approved course and have enrolled in accordance with the application requirements.
• You are studying the approved course primarily at a campus in Australia.
• Your course meets the course requirements, if it:

• is specified on the VET Student Loans (courses and loan caps) determination (the courses and loan caps determination); and
• delivered by an approved course provider; and
• is a qualification of diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

• You have been assessed by your approved course provider as academically suited to undertake the approved course by either:

• providing your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
• by providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English); OR
• displaying competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.
• In addition, your approved provider must reasonably believe you show competence in completing the course.

• You meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements.
• You have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) or are otherwise exempt.
• You have read the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet
• You have given the required documents to your approved course provider and submitted the loan application form by the first census day no less than two business days after enrolling.

FEE-HELP LIMIT

You can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay your tuition fees. For 2017, the FEE-HELP limit is $100,879 for most students. There is no interest charged on HELP debts.
For some students, a 20 per cent loan fee applies to VET Student Loans for full fee paying / fee for service students.

REPAYMENT

You must start repaying your HELP debt through the tax system once your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold, even if you are still studying. The threshold is adjusted each year and for the 2016-17 income year it is $54,869 or above.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Please check updated information given in the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet , at this link:
https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_information_booklet_2017.pdf

Statement of VET Tuition Assurance

Online (Blended) Delivery

Campus : Melbourne(Heidelberg) | Perth | Sydney(Parramatta)
Jun 05, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Dec 04, 2017

Interested in this course?

Then applying for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with IHNA.
Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course.
If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call us on our TOLL FREE: 1800 2252 83

Study online (Blended Mode)

Our students can start their studies both online and face-to-face via our blended mode delivery. The blended mode delivery gives you more flexibility and time for you to study at your own pace.

 

Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.

 

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